AESCHYLUS QUOTES VIII

Greek dramatist (525 B.C.-456 B.C.)

Fear ye not
The wrath of any man, nor hide your word
Within your breast: the day of death and doom
Awaits alike the freeman and the slave.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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What house
would ask for Vengeance
to perch heavy,
defiling the rafters like some bird of ill omen?

AESCHYLUS, The Suppliants

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Chanting aloud in realms below
The dead are wroth;
Against their slayers yet their ire doth glow.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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Lo, when man's force doth ope
The virgin doors, there is no cure nor hope
For what is lost.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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Woe, woe for the doom that shall be--as in grasp of the foeman they fare!
For a woe and a weeping it is, if the maiden inviolate flower
Is plucked by the foe in his might, not culled in the bridal bower!

AESCHYLUS, The Seven Against Thebes

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Some are lapped in night, where all things are undone.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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The popular voice has much potency.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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Ye waves
That o'er th' interminable ocean wreathe
Your crisped smiles.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Chained

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